Law And Order

Japan court upholds sterilization to register gender change

Jan 25, 2019

Human rights and LGBT activists are denouncing a ruling by Japan's Supreme Court upholding a law that effectively requires transgender people to be sterilized before they can have their gender changed on official documents

China authorities investigating 2 explosions in northeast

Jan 25, 2019

Chinese authorities are investigating two explosions in a basement car park and a 30th floor apartment in northeastern China that left one person dead and one injured

Ex-player seeks FIFA help for jailed Bahrain refugee athlete

Jan 25, 2019

A former Australian soccer player campaigning to free a Bahraini refugee athlete detained in Thailand wants FIFA, the sport's governing body, to sanction the soccer associations of Thailand and Bahrain if they fail to help

Indonesian in North Korea trial wins appeal for statements

Jan 24, 2019

An Indonesian woman jointly accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader has won an appeal to obtain witness statements given to police as part of her defense

AP Exclusive: Adoptee deported by US sues S. Korea, agency

Jan 24, 2019

AP Exclusive: A South Korean man who was deported from the United States to South Korea in 2016 is suing the Seoul government and a private adoption agency over non-citizenship

Family of slain Mongolian seeks answers in Malaysia lawsuit

Jan 24, 2019

A lawyer for the family of a Mongolian woman murdered in Malaysia 13 years ago says they hope to find answers with a lawsuit that went to trial this week

South Korea human rights body to investigate abuse in sports

Jan 23, 2019

South Korea's human rights commission plans to interview possibly thousands of adult and child athletes about a culture of abuse in the country's sports

China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

Jan 23, 2019

China demands U.S. drop request for Canada to extradite top Huawei executive

Thai police says bodies from river were missing activists

Jan 22, 2019

Police in Thailand say DNA tests show that two bodies found washed up on the shore of the Mekong River in the country's northeast are the corpses of anti-government activists

Australia soccer player says detained refugee is losing hope

Jan 22, 2019

A former Australian soccer player has urged the sport's governing bodies to push for the release of a Bahraini refugee athlete detained in Thailand while it weighs his extradition